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A Beginner’s Guide to Web Development with HTML5

Packt via FutureLearn


Explore the fundamentals of web design

An understanding of HTML, or HyperText Markup Language, is essential for any aspiring website designer or developer.

On this two-week course, you’ll learn the very basics of HTML and HTML5 website design, the backbone of online applications and web pages.

Learn the basic tools needed to become a web developer

On this course, you’ll be guided through everything you need to know about HTML, beginning by learning to create basic web pages and finishing having acquired the necessary skills to create cross-platform HTML5 applications.

You’ll delve into browsers and code editing programs, equipping you with the initial tools to create a properly structured HTML document before moving on to exploring more in-depth HTML5 terminology.

By completing a series of hands-on tasks throughout this course, you’ll gain experience of HTML and its real life uses. With this knowledge, you can then begin to work on your own projects and web design briefs.

Discover HTML attributes and elements

You’ll delve into different elements, attributes, and doctypes in HTML, moving on to more complex concepts such as Block elements and Inline elements.

Once comfortable with this terminology, you’ll explore advanced HTML topics, including Inline CSS and Internal and External CSS files.

Complete practical HTML projects

Using your newly-gained knowledge, you’ll put your skills to use by working on a series of projects that showcase your learning.

Bringing together your knowledge from across the two weeks, you’ll develop your very first HTML webpage, complete with HTML5 semantics.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained a thorough understanding of HTML and its applications, preparing you with the skills and knowledge needed to create websites and cross-platform compatible HTML5 applications.

This course is designed for anyone interested in developing their web development knowledge. It is suitable for those with no prior web development knowledge.

You’ll need to download and install a free code editing program onto your Windows, MacOS or Linux system. We’ll recommend some code editing programs and good web browsers that will help you get the most out of the course content.


  • Getting started with HTML
    • Welcome and introduction
    • Introduction to HTML
    • The basics of HTML
    • Line breaks and semantics
    • Code comments, links, and images
    • Elements, lists, and tables
    • Wrap up
  • Advanced HTML
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • DOM, XHTML, and CSS
    • Formatting
    • Meta tags and more
    • Forms, buttons, and dropdown menus
    • HTML5 semantic tags, videos, and audio
    • Your project
    • Wrap up

Taught by

Charlie Travis


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